MONICA MURPHY, Owner
Monica grew up in Erie, PA among a family of furniture store owners, interior designers and decorators.
She received her Master's Degree in Art and Architectural History from American University and quickly went to work as an architectural historian for the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record—a historic preservation division of the National Park Service, where she made a significant contribution to American architectural history.
After staying home with her children for several years, Monica transitioned her love of furniture, architecture, and art into Preferred Staging, LLC. She received her Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) designation in 2007. Since then, Preferred Staging has grown exponentially.
Monica's design skills, creativity, and focus on home staging strategies have earned her the reputation as one of the best professional home stagers in the Washington D.C. area. In 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2019, Monica was recognized nationally and named one of the "Top 10 Stagers in the United States" by the Real Estate Staging Association.
Monica and her team pride themselves on their keen attention to detail and the professionalism they provide each client. They are known within the staging industry for having the highest quality of work. They have access to timeless and on-trend furniture and accessories to exceed each of their homeowners' needs.
Monica is an expert in preparing a home for sale and with her background, brings a unique perspective to each of her clients.